Archive for October, 2016



This competition recognizes the best home designs in Southern Arizona of all types, sizes and budgets.


Open to all registered architects located within the AIA Southern Arizona Chapter, including but not limited to AIA members
$50 per entry for AIA Members | $150 per entry for non-members

  • Single Family Residence (Remodel or New Construction)
  • Multi-family Residence
  • Interior Architecture Residential
  • Alternative Housing (Guest House, Loft, Container House, etc.)
DEADLINES (Entry & Submission)

Entry forms and fee due Monday, October 31, 2016
Submissions due Monday, November 21, 2016, 5pm


Entry Form
Pay Entry Fee Online
Additional Competition Details

Contact Diana for additional information or questions.



AIA PHX Metro Chapter Annual Meeting + Symposium Wrapup

PHX Metro November Annual Mtg + Symposium Wrapup Poster






Join us for this year’s AIA Phoenix Metro’s Annual Meeting + Symposium Series Wrap-up, held at The Shop.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17th
TIME:  5pm Reception | 6pm Program
WHERE:  The Shop, 2221 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034
*Parking at northeast corner of 22nd Street & Washington

Join us for music, refreshments, jury presentation of the competition awards and more!

  • Culmination of the INTERSECTIONS Symposium Series
  • THIS IS PHOENIX Design Competition Awards
  • Keynote presentation by Jerry Van Eyck of !Melk Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
  • Election of the 2017 AIA Phoenix Metro Board — in addition to —
  • Networking, food, beverage and fun!

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Purchase Tickets

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Options:
$500 – Event Sponsor
$350 – Bar Sponsor
$250 – Reception Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities Details
Select & Fund Sponsorship Level

Please contact Diana with any questions.

SAC Chapter Meeting + Lecture

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AIA SAC 2016-2017 Lecture Series: Expansion

Join AIA Southern Arizona Chapter for their upcoming chapter meetings and the third and fourth installments of their joint CAPLA + AIA Southern Arizona 2016-2017 lecture series!  The series theme is EXPANSION and focuses on the ways designers are rethinking traditional forms and methods of practice. We’re examining how the profession is changing and how this evolution has impacted the design communities and periphery.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

The third lecture of the series will be presented by Benjamin Aranda + Chris Lasch,  with Aranda\Lasch.

WHEN:  Sunday, October 30

TIME:  3 pm Reception | 3:30 pm Program

WHERE:  Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA

AIA Members will receive 1 AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit.


The fourth lecture of the series will be presented by Marie Davidova, of Collaborative Collective.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 2

TIME:  3 pm Reception | 3:30 pm Program

WHERE:  Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA

AIA Members will receive 1 AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit.


More information about the Expansion Lecture Series

RSVP & Questions: Diana or 520-323-2191


CE Seminar–Phoenix Metro

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Technology In Education: Transforming Learning Environments

Join us in the AIA AZ Conference Room for a Continuing Education Opportunity–Technology In Education: Transforming Learning Environments, presented by Mark Valenti CTS.

This program explores emerging pedagogies and enabling technologies and the related planning, design, and infrastructure issues that planners, architects, and designers face in designing contemporary buildings for education. Examples of the forces impacting pedagogy, new and emerging technologies, and their influence on learning space design will be shared.

1 AIA LU Available.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 8th

TIME:  8:30 am Registration | 9:00 am Program

WHERE:  AIA Arizona, 30 N. 3rd Ave., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85003

PRICE:  $15 Member | $30 Non-Member

More information & Download Form to Register

Please email Charnissa with any questions.

*Parking available in the city garage located at the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue & Washington. (Parking in city garage will be validated)

2016 Student Competition








Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 AIA Student Projects Competition!  The contest was held this Spring, open to all students in the three Arizona Architecture schools, and involved a simple one-page graphic synopsis of the entrant’s best academic project.  Judges awarded points for graphic clarity, creative expression, and thoughtful exploration.  Please peruse the aspiring entries, and thanks to all that participated! Click Here for all entries.

Taliesin Winners
1st Place – Jaime Inostroza
2nd Place – Carl Kohut
3rd Place – Samuel Martin

UofA Winners
1st Place – Amanda Schwarz & Ryan Baxter
2nd Place – Patrick Ceguera
3rd Place – Dominick Abbott

AIA Southern Arizona 2016 Annual Meeting

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AIA Southern Arizona Board + 2016 Annual Meeting

Join AIA Southern Arizona for their Annual Meeting at the legendary Hotel Congress Copper Hall for networking, dinner, SAC Design Awards presentation, 2017 board elections and more!

Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Location:  Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA

5:30pm:  Reception & Networking
6:45pm:  Dinner
7pm:       Program

Program to include:
  • Election of 2017 Board of Directors
  • Tucson 2030 District Presentation
  • Design Awards Presentation
  • Special Awards
  • Chapter Activities Update
  • 2017 Chapter Preview

Tickets: $35 per person

Register Here

For further information contact Diana or 520-323-2191


Southern Arizona Chapter Meeting | Lecture









AIA Southern Arizona

Chapter Meeting | Expansion Lecture Series
Featuring, Rick Joy, FAIA

Monday – October 17, 2016

5:30 Reception  |  No Host Bar

6:00 Lecture

Tucson Museum of Art
140 North Main Avenue in Tucson

Rick Joy, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, is an alumnus of the University of Arizona’s CAPLA (1990) and is Founder and Principal of Rick Joy Architects, a 27 person architecture, planning and interior design firm established in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona and Co-Founder with Claudia Kappl of the 4 person Concept Lighting Lab design firm in 2010. From the beginning, each of Studio Joy’s works have been exhibited and published extensively and have won numerous awards. Joy received the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and in 2004 won the prestigious National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum. This year he will be inducted into the American Academy in NY and periodically serves as a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He regularly lectures about the firm’s work throughout the world.

RJA has realized architectural works throughout North America with extensive experience with lifestyle based projects from numerous single family residences to an ultra-lux resort and large scale master-plans. The office has several active residential commissions in San Francisco, New York City, Turks and Caicos, Malibu, Long Island. RJA is currently completing the prestigious commission of the new Train Station and Campus Gateway Buildings to Princeton University, a luxury resort hotel with private compounds in Mexico, an apartment building in Mexico City and a new luxury boutique hotel in Austin Texas.

Please RSVP to Diana Smith or 520-323-2191

AIA Members will receive 1 AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit



Phoenix Metro AIA10+Associates Social

Oct 2016







Come out for an evening at Taliesin West with AIA Phoenix Metro Associates, AIA10, and AIAS Taliesin. Enjoy drinks, tours, and socializing with peers at one of the valley’s most iconic architectural gems. Tours of the campus will be happening throughout the evening, but if you want to get on the special shelter tour, you will need to register early by emailing

Date: Thursday October 20th

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Location: Taliesin West – 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Click Here to RSVP with “SOCIAL” in the subject line

AIA Arizona Conference Online Registration CLOSED!

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Online Registration for the 2016 AIA Arizona Conference Has Closed– Late Registrations Accepted Via Email.

If you missed registering online–email Tina directly with your information:

Membership Initials (AIAS, Associate AIA, AIA, or FAIA)
AIA Member Number
If AIAS, school you attend (Arizona State University, University of Arizona, or Taliesin)Company Name & Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Badge Name (how you want your name displayed)

If you are registering additional colleagues, please indicate number attending as well as the following information:

Company Name
AIA Membership Initials

Registration fee is dependent upon whether you are attending singly, registering as a firm, or are a sponsor. Tina will assist you to determine the appropriate fee category.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Opportunities are still available for you to be involved as a sponsor for the 2016 State Conference. Download the AIA AZ State Conference–Sponsorship Opportunities form to determine the best fit for your organization. Thank you for your support of AIA Arizona and our upcoming 2016 State Conference!